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"Looks like the stairwell is flooded. If I'm gonna find a way to get out of here, I need to find a way to drain it."

The stairwell, also simply known as the stair, is a location from Chapter 2 in Bendy and the Ink Machine.


The room consists of a single flight of stairs and a door that leads to the exit, with the stairwell flooded with ink. From the ceiling are few pipes.

It is also the place where the "POWER" switch is located, from the right side of the entrance. Additionally, a Searcher can be found here.


The main objective of Chapter 2 is to drain the ink leak in order to get to the exit. After draining the leak, while Henry's attempting to escape by walking straight to the stairwell, Sammy knocks him out from behind and takes him to the ritual room for a sacrifice.


  • If dying or hacking by teleporting to the stairwell during the moment before Sammy sneaks and knock Henry out from the Music Department hall, it is obvious to see that the ink from the stairwell is still not drained, despite activating the pump switch from Sammy's office.
  • There is a rare bug where there are no splashing sounds can be heard when Henry enters the ink-filled area.